Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Sarah L.’s late-night surfing led her to Etsy.com, where she spotted this string of hearts by tascha – perfect for Valentine’s Day.

The aptly titled "LOVE string of hearts" – a folk art painting by tascha

The aptly titled “LOVE string of hearts” – a folk art painting by tascha

Another one by tascha…

"Flying Angel" by tascha on Etsy.com

“Flying Angel” by tascha on Etsy.com


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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Hearts and bikes…my two obsessions! Thanks to Ingrid L. for this one:

I came across this photo last week in a store and knew it needed to be hanging in my family room! It now is, and it makes me smile every time I walk past. The title is “Love Bike” and I love it! It would be perfect for you as well, Mr. Cyclist.

“Love Bike” (submitted by Ingrid L.)

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Heart-spotting Contest Entry

Sarah L. is a heart-spotter from way back when. Well, a few months ago, anyway:

Seeing Ingrid L.’s submission of holiday hearts on sale at Calgary’s Rubaiyat Gallery reminded me of these very similar sparkly hearts that were for sale at Heritage Park last summer (also in Calgary). While on holiday there, I spent a long time looking at these trying to decide if I needed more ‘stuff’. I passed on them but took this photo instead.

Decorative hearts for sale at Calgary's Heritage Park (submitted by Sarah L.)

Decorative hearts for sale at Calgary’s Heritage Park (submitted by Sarah L.)

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Yikes! As I was making the draw* for November’s Heart-spotting Contest winner, it occurred to me that I fully forgot about the draw for October. So, I have two winners to congratulate today…

With four entries in October alone, Sylvia W. (now a two-time winner) affirms the fact that the more obsessive the heart-spotter, the greater her chances of winning. Her winning entry, titled “Dogs Need Love Too”, was drawn from among the 12 entries published in October.

Tony B.‘s “Cidery Hearts” was drawn from the 12 great submissions published in November.

The winning entries are posted below…

Heart-shaped (and heart healthy) dog snacks by Nylabone (submitted by Sylvia W.)

“Our rescue greyhounds were gifted these delectable treats, and we were rather surprised to see they were made with love. Real love. In the shape of wheat-free, no-extra-preservatives-added hearts.” – Sylvia W.

Heart art at the Merridale Cidery, Vancouver Island (submitted by Tony B.)

There are hearts galore in this submission from Tony B. (look closely at the outer edges of the painting). He spotted this Portuguese pottery style painting in Vancouver Island’s Merridale Estate Cidery.

Get in on the Heart-spotting Fun…and Win!

Once again, I invite readers to submit photos and ideas from your own heart-shaped worlds. There’s a new Heart-spotting Contest every month, with a fun heart-shaped prize up for grabs.

Entering is easy. To the email address on the Care to Share? page, send me photos of the heart-shaped surprises that catch your eye. The prize for December…one more framed heart print by pop artist Romero Britto (featured in my July 9 post). The prize winner will be determined by a random draw from all the month’s entries.

Love is all around you. Open your eyes!

Framed Romero Britto Heart Print – the prize for My Heart-Shaped World's December 2012 Heart-spotting Contest

Framed Romero Britto Heart Print – the prize for My Heart-Shaped World’s December 2012 Heart-spotting Contest

* For each monthly draw, I assign consecutive numbers to the entries according to the order in which they appeared on My Heart-shaped World. I then put the fate of the entrants into the hands of the random number generator at random.org.

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